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Nasa detects 1000th asteroid to come close to Earth

06/09/2021 03:05 PM | Click to read full article

Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has tracked the 1000th Near-Earth Asteroid (NEA) after its radars picked up 2021 PJ1 as it passed at a distance of just 1.7 million kilometers from Earth.

While the asteroid did not pose any danger to the planet, its remote size made it difficult to be tracked. Despite its small size, the asteroid managed to get its name recorded in history books as the 1000th near-earth object to cross the planet.